Bowie’s boy wins indie Brit award
When we first heard that Duncan Jones was set to direct a film called Moon, it seemed likely that Duncan would have trouble escaping dad David Bowie’s shadow. Such fears were finally laid to rest last week, when his fine film won best picture at the British Independent Film Awards. Andrea Arnold picked up best director for the searing Fish Tank, while Let the Right One In triumphed as best foreign-language picture.
Other winners in the impressively well-judged event included Tom Hardy as best actor for Bronson and Carey Mulligan as best actress for An Education. One report dragged out the old “pointer to the Oscars” baloney, but if any of those winners other than Mulligan even receives a nomination we’ll eat our hat.